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   Welcome to the DEBRA International Congress 2017

DEBRA New Zealand in association with DEBRA International is delighted to be hosting the DEBRA International Congress 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand from 24 – 26 November.

Our vision is that people living with the group of rare genetic skin conditions EB (Epidermolysis Bullosa) will have access to the best quality support and medical care, while pushing for the development of effective treatments.

The yearly DEBRA International Congress plays a crucial role in the push to one day see a cure for EB. We welcome representatives from many of the world's 50 DEBRA organisations, as well as clinicians and researchers working in the EB field.

This is the first time the DEBRA International Congress has been held on this side of the world, and is therefore a new and unique opportunity for international networking within the Asia Pacific region.

We understand the value of sharing knowledge among the small pool of international health care professionals with expertise in EB. Congress 2017 will not only be a significant learning opportunity; it will provide a platform for delegates to meet and share information with peers from a variety of backgrounds.

We are in the process of developing the programme for Congress 2017 which will be dynamic, educational and challenging. You will hear about clinical and research projects, DEBRA supported initiatives and more.

First class presenters from around the world will be sharing their latest research, conclusions, concepts and ideas.

Don’t miss your chance to learn, connect and share. For more information and to register for the Congress:

For any conference related queries, please contact the Conference Secretariat at 

We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you.

Anna Kemble Welch
Director, DEBRA New Zealand
On behalf of the DEBRA International Congress 2017 Organising Committee